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Pilion Snow History

Is Pilion snowsure? Check out the Pilion Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Pilion expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1332m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (1832m) is slightly above the middle elevation of Pilion. Based on long-term averages, there are two days with snowfall per week in Pilion in the middle of January with a rainy day during this week of January occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Pilion during week three of January with average maximum temperature 2.4°C and minimum temperature 1.6°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 18km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) are unusual, occuring this week on average one year in 0 while fresh snow days that don't have ideal weather conditions also occur, on average one day during this week in any given year.

Pilion Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Pilion (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

Pilion

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • Bluebird Powder day

    (Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Powder day

    (Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)

  • Bluebird day

    (Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)

  • Very windy days:

  • (>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Pilion are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Pilion Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Pilion (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Pilion

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Pilion are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Pilion Temperature

Average temperature in Pilion (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Pilion

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Pilion are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.

Pilion snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December7cm1.2 days
Snow in January18cm1.9 days
Snow in February17cm2.1 days
Snow in March9cm1.4 days
Snow in April1cm0.3 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data